Computable Document Format (CDF) is an electronic document format designed to allow easy authoring of dynamically generated interactive content. CDF is a published public format[dubious ] created by Wolfram Research.
Computable Document Format supports GUI elements such as sliders, menus, and buttons. Content is updated using embedded computation in response to GUI interaction. Contents can include formatted text, tables, images, sounds, and animations. CDF supports Mathematica typesetting and technical notation. Paginated layout, structured drill down layout, and slideshow mode are supported. Styles can be controlled using a cascading style sheet.
CDF Files can be created using Mathematica. Online authoring tools are available through the Wolfram Cloud.
Computable Document Format has been used in electronic books by Pearson Education, specifically MyMathLab, to provide the content for the Wolfram Demonstrations Project, and to add client-side interactivity to Wolfram Alpha.
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